Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?What happens after treatment?How much will a root canal cost? | Patient Reviews

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is the pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Cunningham uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Dr. Cunningham can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

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An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
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Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Dr. Cunningham can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

Call us: 913-599-0888

Read our Reviews below to find out why patients consistently choose Dr. Cunningham for all of their Endodontic needs!

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 756 Root Canal reviews

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The staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. Dr. Cunningham was most informative and caring. Even received a followup call the following day to see how everything was going. A very good experience.

- Jimmy M

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Finding a masterful dentist with a caring personality is a rarity. Dr. Cunningham, and his staff, far surpass any dental clinic in the Kansas City area. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a root canal.

- Connie H

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I thought the office was very helpful and professional.

- David R

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Dr. Cunningham's assistant was lovely and so kind. She also made the experience relaxing.

- Adair B

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Dr Cunningham and his entire staff are wonderful. Before having the root canal procedure, they made sure I was comfortable and ready to start. Everything went smoothly and as expected. Was great to get the root canal done quickly and safely.

- Karen W

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They are simply a great team. Everyone is happy, calm and great to work with.

- Ginger B

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Did was was required and went above beyond when they understood my situation. An all around great class service!

- Eric J

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Ready fast great experience

- Rob S

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As soon as you arrive, they make you feel like family. Dr. Cunningham is at the top of his field, has the latest technology to make you comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Cunningham and Jamie explained the procedure and what they were doing in detail. Very professional and really cares about your needs. My thanks to the whole office!

- Don K

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I had 2 root canals with no problems or discomfort

- Vicki B

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Great visit considering l was getting a root canal!

- Rodney J

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So happy that I was sent to Dr. Cunninghams practice

- Carol W

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Dr. Cunningham responded to my voicemail despite the office being closed. Specifically, he *personally* responded. I was surprised. But Dr. Cunningham took time out to help me, calling in a prescription for me and providing instruction how to resolve the issue. I have never had a doctor personally respond, much less do so after hours. Thank you!

- Kira S

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He was great at communicating each step and what to expect. The assistant was really nice and comforting and overall love the environment.

- Amanda B

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I love this office! Dusty and Dr Cunningham are a great team. They made me feel comfortable from start to finish and thoroughly explained everything. The rest of the staff was amazing too from the first phone call. I've been in the dental field for 30+ years myself & highly recommend this practice!

- Judy H

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Professional in all measures

- Paul W

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Extremely pleased! My root canal visit could not have gone better, from a patient perspective. Painless, efficient, and clear communication from start to finish. Thanks so much!

- Kristopher M

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Everything goes smooth from the first contact to the day of the root canal. A lot of explanations all along the process. I can’t be more satisfied. Highly recommended.

- Alain D

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I was a little apprehensive about the procedure, but Dr. Cunningham and Jaime made me feel very comfortable. I honestly only felt a little pinch! Thank you so much!

- Heather C

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I was so terrified to get the root canal done but I literally felt no pain and the doctor and hygienist were kind and funny and really made me feel better about the whole situation

- Brianna b

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